Man's headaches turn out to be triggered by a tape worm that was in his brain for a decade

Doctors at Dell Seton in Texas removed a tape worm that an Austin man named Gerardo likely contracted from eating under-cooked pork 10 years ago in Mexico and which traveled to his brain.
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This report will also include a comprehensive literature review of Cowden syndrome and Lhermitte-Duclos disease, with greater emphasis on the radiologic characteristics of Lhermitte-Duclos disease.
Source: Journal of Radiology Case Reports - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
A 34-year-old man with chronic myelogenous leukemia status post allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) on tacrolimus for graft-vs-host disease prophylaxis, presented with a 1-week history of fevers and severe headaches. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated numerous small focal lesions in the left basal ganglia and left temporal lobe with a ring pattern, as well  as a large lesion in the left occipital lobe with mild leptomeningeal enhancement (Figure 1). Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis revealed lymphocytic pleocytosis, and Toxoplasma gondii was detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
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To characterize self-reported use of acute prescription medication for migraine in a sample representing the US population.
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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Tuesday won a ruling from a U.S. administrative court that could help it fend off competition from Eli Lilly and Co in the market for migraine drugs.
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Condition:   Post-Dural Puncture Headache Interventions:   Drug: Dexmedetomidine Nebulization;   Other: 0.9% Saline Nebulization Sponsor:   Zagazig University Not yet recruiting
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This study investigated differences between episodic and chronic cluster headache with a focus on family history, traumatic history, and change in phenotype. Do these factors differ between subtypes?Headache
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A 43 ‐year‐old man who was treated with interferon‐beta for multiple sclerosis was presented with hypertension, headache, nausea/vomiting, blurred vision, and renal dysfunction. The treatment with drugs and dialysis relieved the symptoms. Despite plasmapheresis is known to cause improvement in rena l function, no such improvement was seen in patient. AbstractA 43 ‐year‐old man who was treated with interferon‐beta for multiple sclerosis was presented with hypertension, headache, nausea/vomiting, blurred vision, and renal dysfunction. The treatment with drugs and dialysis relieved the symptoms. Despite plasmapher...
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
AbstractEptinezumab is a humanized mAb that targets calcitonin gene ‐related peptide and is under regulatory review for the prevention of episodic and chronic migraine (EM, CM). It is important to determine whether exposures achieved with intravenous (IV) administration of eptinezumab achieve desired pharmacologic effects. Population pharmacokinetics, including do se‐ and exposure‐response analyses, were performed using patient‐level data from the eptinezumab clinical trial program with IV doses ranging from 10 to 1000 mg in pharmacokinetic analyses or 10 to 300 mg in phase 2/3 clinical studies in patient...
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Conclusion Surgical decompression of the optic canal and orbital contents for tumor related sphenoid wing hyperostosis should be strongly considered, despite an extended duration of visual change and loss. This case report shows that vision can be significantly restored even after symptoms have been present for greater than 6 months. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusion: The relatively high prevalence of symptoms of the cervical spine dysfunction, chronic pain, stress, and neck disability among young people may indicate that numerous spinal disorders identified in dentists result not only from their profession, in which spine is significantly overloaded, but also individual predispositions including biopsychosocial profile and the changing lifestyle habits of young people.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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